Advantages A pretty town with stunning backdrops and some interesting diversions
Disadvantages Be prepared for weather.
What do you do on a wet day in Husavik? Well, you could spend it in the Phallological Museum (over 180 dried and pickled penises).I didn’t!
And just in case you're really tempted, a fellow-traveller who did, implied that I hadn’t missed much. And no, none of them are human.What you really do on a wet day in Husavik is walk, eat, learn all about whales and whaling and then go to church.
This will leave you just enough time to check out the 'souvenir' shop – general supplies downstairs, good selection of books, music and knitwear as well as the usual trash on the ground floor – and make it back to the petrol station in time for the bus back to Akureyrie.So where is Husavik and just how 'wet' is a wet day?
It's a small, but pretty whaling town on the north coast.
If you're driving you'll find it on Route 85 (follow Route 1 eastwards from Akureyrie until you reach Rte 85; or if heading north from Myvatn take Rte 87, which joins the 85 just west of the town.)Alternatively, there is a service bus from Akureyrie a couple of times a day at Kr2,800 each way. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information office (don't ask at the bus station, they get a bit tired of it!). You might want to book ahead, or at least turn up early to be sure of getting on the bus…ours was only a 12-seater on the outward trip. Conversations with the bus company suggest that they decide what size bus to put on depending upon likely numbers of passengers. We were somewhat relieved to see a full-size coach draw up at 5.30 for our return trip.
Is it wet? Well, the Icelanders kept telling me they don't get that much rain. Snow in the winter, yes, but rain in the summer? Not usually. Not like this. I'll take their word for it, but the fact is there is nothing much between Husavik and the Arctic circle, so when the wind blows in, it does so across the Arctic Ocean and brings a deal of weather with it. When it's wet… it is very wet. Surprisingly though, it's not as cold as you might expect despite the strong wind off the sea and the northern latitude.Walk
Turn left just by the Phallological Museum, up the incline and turn right onto the road. Pass the gnome garden, keep going until the road runs out, take to the grass to pass a factory yard and then basically follow the cliff path, descending at intervals to the beach, crossing streams on rickety logs and driftwood bridges, until you reach one you can't cross without wading.
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